Thankfully, the same engine management wizardry that helps Ducati Superbikes wring every ounce of power out of the motor can also be used to tame a beast like this one. Unlike most other bikes, with one state of tune, the Diavel has three customizable settings. The settings here are Sport, Touring, and Urban. Sport is hard-hitting, hair-trigger power, with unlimited output. Touring is soft-hitting power with unlimited output, while Urban is soft-hitting power, and restricted to “only” 100 horsepower. The engine output management settings are coupled to Ducati Traction Control, which—depending on the setting—will keep the bike from spinning its rear tire or wheelieing. In stock configuration, Sport mode is set to 1, Touring to 3, and Urban to 5. In theory, a setting of “1” would allow a bit of front wheel lift before cutting power momentarily, while “8” (the maximum) would cut in any time the front end got light or the rear slipped at all.